The past few years have seen a plethora of talent signed up to the Brisbane Lions. Perhaps the results have not gone entirely the way of the maroon, blue, and gold, but in Brent Staker and Rohan Bewick, there are two gems who are critical to the next generation of the Lions.
Essendon and the Lions are sitting at polar opposite positions on the ladder. The Bombers have found a rejuvenated strength and belief in 2013, culminating in six victories in the first seven rounds, losing only to powerhouse team Geelong. The Lions just have not found the gear that they shifted into during the pre-season, and it has proved costly.
Running the ball down the ground, and an incredibly solid backline have been key assets to the Bombers roaring start to the season. By finding space and not giving their opponents a chance, there is a huge belief in the red and black army.